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Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

In this May 24, 2014 photo, China's Harbin (112) guided missile destroyer, left, and DDG-139 Ningbo Sovremenny class Type-956EM destroyer, right, take part in a week-long China-Russia "Joint Sea-2014" navy exercise at the East China Sea off Shanghai, China. Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China that’s boldly asserting its territorial claims all along the East Asian coast. The scramble to spend more defense dollars comes amid spats with China over contested reefs and waters. Other Asian countries such as India and South Korea are quickly modernizing their forces, although their disputes with China have stayed largely at the diplomatic level. AP

Vietnam has nearly doubled its military spending, Japan is requesting its biggest-ever defense budget and the Philippines is rushing to piece together a viable navy.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

34 Filipinos to compete in skills Olympics

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The Philippines will send a 34-member delegation to compete in next month’s 10th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Skills Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos meted death on drug raps in Vietnam

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A Filipino man and woman have been sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling nearly five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine into the communist country, reports said Friday.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine man sentenced to death in Vietnam

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State media say a court in Hanoi has sentenced a Philippine man to death for cocaine trafficking.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6th Asean School Games to open in Marikina Nov. 29—DepEd

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Marikina City and the Department of Education National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) will play host to the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Schools Games this year.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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